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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School

Music

Music

Music is taught throughout the school in line with the National Curriculum. All students develop their ability to perform, compose, listen and appraise with a number of students each year choosing to do this to GCSE level.

Practical skills are developed within the classroom through the use of electronic keyboards and a wide variety of musical instrument. We also have several Apple Macs equipped with Sibellius to allow for composition work to be developed We have a range of instrumental lessons provided by both private staff and through the Bucks Learning Trust, students can have  lessons on an instrument of their choice to develop their skills.  Singing lessons are provided through a local teacher; Suzie Smith

Each year a number of performances take place at The Buckingham School involving music, these  range from the whole school show to smaller open mic nights.

The knowledge and understanding of music from Key Stage 3 feed directly into Key Stage 4 where students study the AQA GCSE. During the GCSE course students are responsible for the creation of 2 compositions, a solo musical performance, a group musical performance, and a final listening exam. The content is driven by time specific pieces, study of varied genres, and specified coursework.

Music is taught throughout the school in line with the National Curriculum. All students develop their ability to perform, compose, listen and appraise with a number of students each year choosing to do this to GCSE level.

Practical skills are developed within the classroom through the use of electronic keyboards and a wide variety of musical instrument. We also have several Apple Macs equipped with Sibellius to allow for composition work to be developed We have a range of instrumental lessons provided by both private staff and through the Bucks Learning Trust, students can have  lessons on an instrument of their choice to develop their skills.  Singing lessons are provided through a local teacher; Suzie Smith

Each year a number of performances take place at The Buckingham School involving music, these  range from the whole school show to smaller open mic nights.

The knowledge and understanding of music from Key Stage 3 feed directly into Key Stage 4 where students study the AQA GCSE. During the GCSE course students are responsible for the creation of 2 compositions, a solo musical performance, a group musical performance, and a final listening exam. The content is driven by time specific pieces, study of varied genres, and specified coursework.

Key Stage 3 and 4 (TABLE)

Half Term

1

2

3

4

5

6

Year 7

Rhythm & Pulse

Reading Music

Elements of Music

Instruments of the Orchestra

Theme & Variations

Raise Your Voice

Year 8

Film Music

Scales & Chords

Off-beats – The Reggae Feeling

Junk Percussion

Blues & Jazz

Popular Music

Year 9

Solo/Group Performance

Solo/Group

Performance

Composition 1/Listening

Composition 1/Listening

Solo/Group Performance

Group Performance

Year 10

Solo/Group Performance

Solo/Group Performance

Composition 2/Listening

Composition 2/Listening

Group Performance

Group Performance

Year 11

Solo Performance

Solo Performance

Composition Completion & Appraisal

Composition Completion & Appraisal

Revision

Revision

The knowledge and understanding of music from Key Stage 3 feed directly into Key Stage 4 where students study the AQA GCSE. During the GCSE course students are responsible for the creation of 2 compositions, a solo musical performance, a group musical performance, and a final listening exam. The content is driven by time specific pieces, study of varied genres, and specified coursework.

Useful Links

KS3

KS4

Websites:

Reading Lists: KS4 GCSE MusicTable Heading
Books: Websites:
David Ventura: Understanding Popular Music 
Without Frontiers The Life And Music Of Peter Gabriel 
Sara Peacock: Careers In Music 
​​www.nme.com
www.bbc.co.uk